Press releases

  • 08 Mar 2018 - KABUL - The United Nations in Afghanistan marks International Women’s Day today, recognizing the global movement for women’s rights and the work of activists who have been central to the push for gender equality. The theme for this year’s Women’s Day is ‘Time Is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives.’
  • 07 Mar 2018 - KABUL - Media can follow live the UN Security Council session on the Secretary-General’s latest Report on Afghanistan broadcast on UN WEB TV, scheduled to commence 10:00 New York local time (19:30 Kabul local) 8 March. The session will also be available as a downloadable video clip a few hours after the meeting.
  • 28 Feb 2018 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes the Afghan government’s renewed call for unconditional peace talks with the Taliban and the outlining of a framework for peace, presented at the Kabul Process II conference in the Afghan capital today.
  • 22 Feb 2018 - KABUL – The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes the coming into force of Afghanistan’s new penal code, a milestone in the country’s criminal justice reform and a vital part of efforts to strengthen the rule of law. With the new penal code, Afghanistan has for the first time a comprehensive criminal code, complying with international treaty obligations in criminal justice and incorporating modern best practices in criminology.
  • 15 Feb 2018 - KABUL - More than 10,000 civilians lost their lives or suffered injuries during 2017, according to the latest annual UN report documenting the impact of the armed conflict on civilians in Afghanistan.
  • 27 Jan 2018 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 27January, which resulted in at least 95 people killed and 158 injured, for which the Taliban has claimed responsibility. The members of the Security Council expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government of Afghanistan.
  • 27 Jan 2018 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General strongly condemns the deadly attack today in central Kabul, which was claimed by the Taliban. Indiscriminate attacks against civilians are grave violations of human rights and international humanitarian law and can never be justified. Those responsible for today’s attack must be brought to justice.
  • 27 Jan 2018 - KABUL - On behalf of the United Nations in Afghanistan, I unequivocally condemn today’s attack in Kabul city in which scores of civilians were killed or injured.
  • 25 Jan 2018 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, on 24 January, targeting an international humanitarian organization, which resulted in at least 5 people killed and numerous injured, for which the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) has claimed responsibility.
  • 25 Jan 2018 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) joins the Afghan authorities and the international community in condemning the attack on the Save the Children office that claimed the lives of several civilians and injured others, many of them humanitarian aid workers.
  • 24 Jan 2018 - NEW YORK - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has spoken out against the fatal attack on the Afghan offices of renowned international non-governmental organization Save the Children, saying that he was “appalled and deeply saddened” by the casualties. In a statement issued Wednesday by his Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric, the Secretary-General expressed his deep sympathy to the families of the victims.
  • 22 Jan 2018 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 20 January, which resulted in at least 22 people killed and 9 injured, for which the Taliban has claimed responsibility.
  • 22 Jan 2018 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General strongly condemns the 20 January attack, claimed by the Taliban, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul. The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. He expresses his solidarity with the Government and people of Afghanistan.
  • 21 Jan 2018 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the Taliban-claimed attack at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul that killed at least six civilians, including one woman, and injured at least three others. The Intercontinental Hotel was scheduled to hold a technology conference on 21 January, organized by Afghanistan’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. Also at the hotel, guests had gathered for a wedding ceremony.

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